T he conference realignment drama may be heating up again. This time with Missouri at the center of speculation.
According to a report from the Kansas City Star that the Missouri Board of Curators could hold a meeting Tuesday. The meeting could deal with conference affiliation. According to the website, “The speculation – the informed speculation that is – anticipates that meeting dealing with Mizzou’s status in the college conference realignment picture.”
Why Missouri? Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News answered this question in a column late last night. Wilner wrote, “Why would Missouri want to join the SEC? Because of the long-term stability and because when the SEC signs a new TV deal — which cannot happen without expansion — then each school will likely receive $25 million-plus per year for TV rights. Why would the SEC want Missouri? Because it’s an Association of American Universities member and because there are 2 million TV homes in the state.”
Wilner provides more context for the entire conference realignment situation. So, be sure to visit the link above for more information.